A collection of stories written by affected people or parents of affected children with medical conditions affecting their growth.
The MAGIC Foundation
Stories of Strength explores the power of networking from a supportive community, and also provides a brief overview of children’s growth abnormalities. Parents and family members who have experienced a son, daughter, or grandchild’s growth-related disorder author this anthology of personal stories. They tell of their search for answers, and express their fears, instincts, and concerns—the love and faith put into the fight to grow.
“I have never felt so immature and ill-prepared as I was when faced with what the doctor had to tell me,” said Laura C., in “Erica’s Story,” regarding her daughter’s diagnosis of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, a disease that prohibits the body’s ability to produce the adrenal enzyme, cortisol.